East of England Co-op has formed a new partnership with Plug-N-Go, an electric vehicle (EV) charging company, to help customers visiting their stores to charge while they shop.
Each location has dual charge points where customers can charge their vehicle while making their essential shop.
With seven charging sites currently in operation and another 14 planned over the next year, this partnership will help many more areas in the East of England gain access to charging sites for their electric vehicles and encourage more people to make the change to electric.
Plug-N-Go is a charge point operator and installer that aims to make electric vehicle charging accessible for businesses and local councils without the budget for a large-scale installation. The partnership between East of England Co-op and Plug-N-Go has already seen one site have a complete overhaul of new hardware, with other sites planned for similar upgrades. As such, customers will not only be able to charge their vehicles while they visit the independent retailer, but can do so with updated equipment to ensure best results.
East of England Co-op Joint Chief Executive, Nick Denny, said:
“As a large independent retailer, at the heart of over 230 communities, we have both the opportunity and responsibility to ensure that future generations can live in a clean and sustainable environment.
“Working in partnership with Plug-N-Go, we’re pleased to be extending access to EV charging points across our stores over the coming weeks and months. To further our commitment to this cause and in accordance with our sustainability approach, we have also committed to replacing our own vehicle leased car fleet to electric or hybrid models by 2025.”
Keith Hounsell, Founder and CEO of Plug-N-Go, said:
“I am thrilled that we can assist East of England Co-op, shoppers and visitors to the stores with a reliable charging service that will allow all parties to head towards their ‘Carbon Net Zero’ targets while giving flexibility through the Plug-N-Go network.”
If you are interested in charging your vehicle while shopping, you can find all of Plug-N-Go’s locations on Zap-Map’s live map.